March, 2008

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Technology Adoption Issues

Tony Karrer

I'm sure we can all relate to this

Shift Happens – The Future of Advertising

John Hagel

In a world of rapid change, shift piles upon shift. One can get thoroughly confused and draw the wrong conclusions by focusing on one change while losing sight of the shifts that are coming up. Advertising is a case in point. Seismic shifts are shaking up the world of advertising big time. But which shift is most relevant? Understanding the shifts.

Burgers

Jay Cross

For years, New York seemed more foreign and intimidating than Paris, Munich, Washington, or other cities I knew. Worst of all were the prices.

3d -- A model for learning and improvement

Dave Gray

All learning and improvement begins with action -- with doing. For example, as a child you touch a hot stove.

Harold Jarche » Costs of open source and proprietary LCMS/LMS

Harold Jarche

david bahn at metropolitan state university of minnesota asked me last week if i had any information about implementation and maintenance costs of open source versus proprietary learning systems. referred him to edutools and

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Different ways of looking at it

Jay Cross

Don’t tell anybody, because some people see me as a champion of this stuff, but the standard formats for reading RSS feeds bore me silly. Bloglines drove me nuts: you couldn’t even change the garish colors. Google Reader is the best I’ve found but even that becomes monotonous. So I rotate feed readers. Chacun a son goût.

Greetings from Geneva!

Dave Gray

Greetings from Geneva! originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I'm in Geneva this week and next.

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Harold Jarche » Reputation and Transparency

Harold Jarche

i've referred to my blogging as a permanent presence on the web and have encouraged would-be bloggers to first get a permanent domain name. my site is where anyone can find out most things about me, such as what i think, who i've worked

Triangle OD Network Talk – The Demise of the Enterprise

Tony O'Driscoll

Last week I spoke at the Triangle OD Network's Annual Meeting. only had 20 minutes so I ended up, as I often do, going completely ad lib.

Life is an Open Book Test

Tony Karrer

I just typed "Life is an Open Book Test" when I was working on part of my ASTD 2008 presentation. I did a quick search on this phrase and found only 52 occurrences. There doesn't appear to be a well known initial quote source. Or am I missing it? By the way, have I mentioned that I'm feeling really good about this presentation?

Reflections on Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last year, I have become intrigued by the rise of cloud computing. An increasing number of articles are being written on the subject, as a quick online search of the term will attest. More and more companies are taking a serious look at cloud computing. So, what exactly are we talking about? One is massive scalability.

Lessons of history

Jay Cross

Why do I hate RealNetworks? Let me count the ways. #1 You must provide a credit card number even though you’re welcome to drop out before charges begin. They’re hoping you’ll forget… #2 You can sign up online but you can’t sign out online. Sign up 24/7; sign off working hours only. And again. And Firefox began crashing.

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Value and Good

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Doug Johnson, Does the Intangible Have Value ? think that we should question the concept of 'having value' itself. This is a quantification of what otherwise might be called 'goods' in our society. Things can be 'good' without 'having value'. For example, I can have a peaceful thought right now. This is a good. It just *is* good.

Do You Sociate? » Heading to Chennai for a week

Jerry Michalski

April and I are off to Chennai to teach in an IDLO program on microfinance. No, I don't know much about microfinance (April does!), but I do know a bit about social media, so I'll be running a session in the program on that

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Harold Jarche » End of an era

Harold Jarche

the debate on the elimination of early french immersion will continue, but the nb liberal government has drawn a line in the sand and is moving ahead with its one-size-fits-all approach to fix its industrial school system

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by George Siemens discussing evolution of PLE concept and pointed me to two posts by Chris Lott based on his initial question - "What does your PLE look like?" - Tired of PLE Flak and I'm not interested in the PLE which then pointed me to a bunch of other posts as well - on the PLE and An audit on where stand with PLEs.

VizThink 08 sketch notes

Dave Gray

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Internet Time Blog » Platforms, not programs

Jay Cross

john hagel's keynote presentation at fastforward has a vital message for general managers. this high-quality video makes the case for shifting the basic business model from push to pull. the user revolution is in full sway

Not All.

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My series on homeschooling will continue. But for now, this interruption. Dave Taylor, who is normally rational, writes : "all cars should not be black." It's part of a presentation where he's trying to encourage people to "Allow experiment & change." Fair enough. But does it have to be expressed in the form of a basic error of logic? Want more?

Google Apps vs. Sharepoint

Nancy White

I have been playing around with Google Apps over the last week as I was interested to see how they had finally integrated JotSpot into their suite of services. Despite some technical glitches with creating a site on the Google Sites service which is their integration of JotSpot, I am generally impressed.

Harold Jarche » Protesting the Abolition of EFI

Harold Jarche

I'm heading off to Fredericton tomorrow to protest against the abolition of early French immersion (EFI) at the Provincial Legislature. I'll be joining hundreds of other concerned citizens to show our disagreement with this decision

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Fun Game or Serious Game

Tony Karrer

Does that make it a serious game? Maybe. You pretty much need to watch the video for a while to figure out what it is.

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Lou Gerstner at MIT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership was the overriding objective of the graduate seminar I taught at MIT last Fall, - Technology-based Business Transformation , - which I will be teaching again in the Fall of 2008. In the course, we used Lou Gerstner's book " Who Says Elephants Can't Dance ", which all students read and we discussed extensively in class.

Jay Appleseed

Jay Cross

Internet Time Blog is shifting its focus from learning to “getting things done in business.&# May a thousand flowers bloom. Take my iPod.

Do You Sociate? » Windows Mobile is one way Microsoft can’t innovate

Jerry Michalski

I'm not sure how many articles I've read over the years that not only say that Windows Mobile sucks, but detail the same reasons why: putting a tiny version of Windows on small screens is an idiotic idea, no matter how comfortable it's

Homeschooling, Abuse and Qualifications

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Dana Hanley 's post combines a mixture of misinterpretation and criticism in response to my recent video outlining my position on home schooling. In this post I respond to the first part her post, that dealing with abuse and qualifications. This post does not deal with the remaining four sections (content, accountability, resources, and equity).

Harold Jarche » Protesting the Abolition of EFI

Harold Jarche

i'm heading off to fredericton tomorrow to protest against the abolition of early french immersion (efi) at the provincial legislature. i'll be joining hundreds of other concerned citizens to show our disagreement with this decision

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Life is Mostly an Open Book Test

Tony Karrer

There has been wonderful discussion with a few folks around my post: Life is an Open Book Test. The most recent was a comment by Bill Brantley who generally agreed, but added: In Boy Scouts, I use to teach wilderness survival which required a lot of memorization. So, life can be an open book test or a closed book test depending on the situation.

Be like the internet

Dave Gray

Presented at SXSW. View | Upload your own

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Helping customers learn

Jay Cross

Informed customers make informed decisions and end up much happier with their purchases. Self-service answers. Who’s doing a great job of this?

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An Exciting New Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the beginning of March, I started to work with Citigroup as strategic advisor for innovation and technology. This is a part-time position, which I will take on while continuing my current activities with IBM, MIT and Imperial College. In addition, I wanted to continue my participation in various boards and committees. This is of course not new.

On Home Schooling

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

People did not agree with my comments on home schooling. In this video, I respond with my grounds for objecting to home schooling and describing what an appropriate alternative, community schooling, would look like

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Harold Jarche » Learning at Work

Harold Jarche

note: this is part of a working/learning blog carnival hosted at dave's whiteboard. this post repeats some themes that regular readers have seen over the past few years, but i'm finding that there is still a great need for individuals

Indicator of Valuable Content

Tony Karrer

I saw a post by Christy Tucker that pointed me to a feature in Diigo - their site community. It feels like a combination of del.icio.us and MyBlogLog. The nice part is that you can see it for every site - even if the site owner hasn't done anything. So, I was able to look at the eLearning Technology's Site Community.